Below is the full transcript of John McDougall’s TED talk: The Food We Were Born To Eat at TEDxFremont.
Listen to the MP3 Audio here: The food we were born to eat by John McDougall at TEDxFremont
Starch. Yeah. It’s starch — rice, corn, potatoes, sweet potatoes. It’s starch that has healed thousands of my patients. Like for example, a young lady from the Bay Area had deforming rheumatoid arthritis, to the point where she couldn’t catch her mom. And Juliea Baker decided at 17 years old, she was going to change her diet. She was going to give up the cheese and the meat and the oil, and switch to a diet based upon rice, corn and potatoes. And it took about seven days before she started getting better.
Or, from Sacramento, Robert Cross, he used to work in the attorney general’s office. He had terrible chest pains, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, overweight. He went to his doctor for a solution. Quickly ended up in front of the cardiologist, who recommended what? A heart surgery. He said, “No. I’ve got a better idea”. And he switched to a starch-based diet. He lost 60 pounds, dropped his cholesterol from 300 to 150, and cleaned out his arteries.